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Landmark case highlights importance of a workplace Social Media Policy

9 October 2012 A recent decision in the case of Linfox Australia Pty Ltd v Glen Stutsel provides important information for employers regarding limitations in managing employees’ social media use. The case The employee in question had been working as a truck driver for Linfox for twenty years. In May 2011, his employment was terminated…

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Barclay decision overturns controversial Adverse Action ruling

13 September 2012 Last week, the High Court of Australia handed down its decision in the high profile Barclay matter – upholding the appeal of the employer (Bendigo Regional Institute of TAFE – ‘BRIT’) against an Adverse Action verdict. The matter has important implications for employers, particularly those with a Union presence in their workplace, in…

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Manager personally fined for taking Adverse Action

13 August 2012 Here on the CCER blog, we recently answered some key questions on Adverse Action, to assist employers in ensuring compliance with the legislation. In a landmark decision made only last week, a manager at Qantas has been fined personally for coercing and taking adverse action against an aircraft engineer after the employee…

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Are you up to scratch on Work Health & Safety?

3 August 2012 This week the Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations, Bill Shorten announced the launch of a new work health and safety resource kit for volunteers. The new kit is aimed at assisting volunteers, and employers who engage them, to understand the new work health and safety laws and how they apply.

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